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Paperback Fanatic #13

Posted by demonik on July 22, 2017

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Mary Whitehouse – “Who Does She Think She Is?”

Posted by demonik on July 22, 2017

Mary Whitehouse – “Who Does She Think She Is?”   (NEL, Jan. 1972)

 

Blurb:
No critic of television has ever been more widely read, criticised and talked about than Mary Whitehouse.

In this book she recounts the experiences which have come to someone who is prepared to set no limit upon their commitment to society.

Anyone who is concerned about the importance of individual freedom and who cares about problems of social and sexual morality must read this revealing book.

Malcolm Muggeridge says of Mrs. Whitehouse . . . “She is one of the remarkable women of our time, and this account of herself provides an opportunity to know and understand her better.”

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Robert Westall – Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on July 22, 2017

Robert Westall (ed.) – Ghost Stories (Kingfisher, 1993)

Illustrations by Sean Eckett

Franz Kafka – The Knock At The Manor Gate
Gahan Wilson – Yesterday’s Witch
John Hynam – A Legion Marching By
Charles Dickens – The Lawyer And The Ghost
Anonymous (India) – The Ghost Who Was Afraid Of Being Bagged
Psu Sung-Ling (Adapted by Vida Derry) – School For Ghosts
Mary Williams – The Little Yellow Dog
Kenneth Grahame – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Alison Prince – The Lilies
Ray Bradbury – The Emissary
Ruth Manning-Sanders – John Pettigrew’s Mirror
Saki – Sredni Vashtar
Philippa Pearce – Miss Mountain
Guy de Maupassant – Was It A Dream?
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch – A Pair Of Hands
Robert Westall – The Boys’ Toilets
John Gordon – Left In The Dark
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
M. R. James – Lost Hearts
Perceval Landon – Thurnley Abbey
Jean Richardson – Not At Home
Joan Marsh – The Shepherd’s Dog

Blurb:

Haunting! Shiver and shake at these spine-chilling tales of ghosts and ghouls from top authors. Guaranteed to give you goose bumps!

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Posted by demonik on July 22, 2017

Mike Ashley  (ed.) – The Dreaming Sex:  Early Tales of Scientific Imagination by Woman   (Peter Owen, 2009)
Introduction
L.T. Meade –  The Blue Laboratory
Mary Shelley –  The Mortal Immortal
Harriet Prescott Spofford –  The Moonstone Mass
Alice W. Fuller –  A Wife Manufactured to Order
Mary Elizabeth Braddon –  Good Lady Ducayne
Mary Wilkins Freeman –  The Hall Bedroom
G.M. Barrows –  The Curious Experience of Thomas Dunbar
Roquia Sakhawat Hossein –  The Sultana’s Dream
Edith Nisbet –  The Five Senses
Clotilde Graves –  Lady Clanbevan’s Baby
Muriel Pollexfen –  Monsieur Fly-by-Night
Greye La Spina –  The Ultimate Ingredient
Clare Winger Harris –  The Miracle of the Lily
Adeline Knapp –  The Earth Slept: A Vision

Mike Ashley, Peter Owen, L.T. Meade, James Doig, Vault Of Evil, fiction, SF, horror, fantasy, women, Mary Shelley, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Alice W. Fuller, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Mary Wilkins Freeman, G.M. Barrows, Roquia Sakhawat Hossein, Edith Nisbet, Clotilde Graves,  Muriel Pollexfen, Greye La Spina, Clare Winger Harris  Adeline Knapp

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Johnny Mains – Bite Sized Horror

Posted by demonik on October 31, 2011

Johnny Mains (ed.) – Bite Sized Horror   (Obverse Books, June 2011)

Cover artwork: Paul Hanley

Johnny Mains – Introduction

Reggie Oliver – Brighton Redemption  
Paul Kane – The Between
David A. Riley – His Pale Blue Eyes
Marie O’ Regan – The Unquiet Bones
Johnny Mains – The Rookery
Conrad Williams – The Carbon Heart

Blurb
BITE SIZED HORROR … delivers enough unease, terror, horror and revulsion – the full range of unpleasant associations associated with dark fiction – to please most readers. – Brendon Moody, The Stars At Noonday

see also the Bite Sized Horror thread on the Vault forum

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‘Sapper’ – Bulldog Drummond

Posted by demonik on April 11, 2009

‘Sapper’ (Herman Cyril McNeille) – Bulldog Drummond: The Carl Peterson Quartet (Wordsworth Editions, 2007)

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Nesta Jennings Campbell, Shades Of Night

Blurb:

‘Demobilised officer, finding peace incredibly tedious would welcome diversion. Legitimate if possible; but crime, of a comparatively humorous description, no objection. Excitement essential.’

Bulldog Drummond was the original daredevil adventurer who, with his various friends, made it their mission to fight all enemies of Britain in the uncertain years following the First World War. Fearless, resourceful and debonair, Drummond could easily have been the father of James Bond. In the first four novels of the series, Bulldog Drummond, The Black Gang, The Third Round, The Final Count, all of which are contained within this volume, Hugh Drummond finds himself pitting his wits again Carl Peterson, a criminal genius with an insatiable passion for power and world domination. He has the great facility of disguise and his chameleon appearances are one of the joys of these thrilling tales. Peterson’s constant companion is the sinister but beautiful Irma.

The Drummond books are exciting page-turning adventures for grown up boys and girls.

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Thinking Man’s Crumpet: submissions wanted

Posted by demonik on February 6, 2008

“THE THINKING MAN’S CRUMPET”

Cross genre fiction written by women.

We are currently looking for talented female contibutors, aged 16 and over, to showcase in the first issue of our brand new creation. This half-yearly magazine will feature a variety of writings from females around the globe; fiction in all forms and genres. Also non fiction by way of short articles, reviews and essays.

We do prefer Science Fiction, Horror and Erotica, but will consider other, or mixed, genre work.

So ladies, be it story, poem or play, paste it into a message, no formatting necessary, and don’t forget to include a couple of sentences as your bio. If you prefer, e-mail your submission to: coralkingATlive.co.uk (replace the ‘AT’ with @ )

All contributors will receive their copy gratis, and further copies will be available at a competitive price, details of which will be available nearer the publish date. Final date for submissions for the June issue is 31st March 2008 and all entrants will by notified within one month of this date.

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Happy Christmas 2007

Posted by demonik on December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas from Monkey the Magnificent
Merry Christmas to all our reader!

i drafted in my friend monkey the magnificent and his gang to handle the happy christmas duties as they’re more glamorous than me. thanks for reading this stuff and hope you enjoy a peaceful holiday!


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H. P. Lovecraft Omnibus III – The Haunter Of The Dark

Posted by demonik on October 8, 2007

H. P. Lovecraft Omnibus III – The Haunter Of The Dark (Grafton, 1985, 1986)

Haunter Of The Dark

Illustration: Tim White

Introduction – August Derleth

The Outsider
The Rats In The Walls
Pickman’s Model
The Call Of Cthulhu
The Dunwich Horror
The Whisperer In Darkness
The Colour Out Of Space
The Haunter Of The Dark
The Thing On The Doorstep
The Music Of Erich Zann
The Lurking Fear
The Picture In The House
The Shadow Over Innsmouth
The Shadow Out Of Time

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Peter Haining – The Vampire Hunters Casebook

Posted by demonik on September 9, 2007

Peter Haining (ed.) – The Vampire Hunters’ Casebook (Warners, 1996)

Introduction-Peter Haining
Preface: Bram Stoker (extract from “Dracula”)

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – Carmilla [extract]
Arabella Kennealy – The Beautiful Vampire
Alice and Claude Askew – Aylmer Vance and the Vampire
Uel Key -The Broken Fang
Seabury Quinn -The Man Who Cast No Shadow
Sydney Horler – The Vampire [extract]
Manly Wade Wellman – The Last Grave of Lili Warren
Peter Haining – The Beefsteak Room
Jeff Rice – The Night Stalker [extract]
Karl Edward Wagner – Beyond Any Measure
Robert Bloch – The Undead
Anne Rice – The Master of Rampling Gate
David J. Schow – A Week in the Unlife
Peter Tremayne – My Name Upon the Wind

Blurb

The Vampire Hunter is one of the most most courageous figures to stalk horror fiction’s bloody pages. Venturing into the world of the Undead armed only with a crucifix, wooden stake, garlic and a bottle of holy water, he dares the impossible – to end the existence of those already dead. And while Count Dracula is assured his place as the father of all vampires, so his nemesis in Bram Stoker’s seminal creation, Professor Abraham Van Helsing has his own immortality guaranteed within the pantheon of honor.

From its first incarnation in nineteenth-century melodrama to the works of more recent masters of the supernatural, such as Anne Rice and Robert Bloch, Peter Haining’s new anthology of short stories traces the fictional history of the Vampire’s greatest foe. Including the vampire hunter’s earliest appearance in Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s ‘Carmilla’ – with one of the most gruesome scenes in all of vampire literature – Van Helsing’s shadow casts an unmistakable presence over a diverse range of authors.

Prefaced by an extract from Dracula guiding the uninitiated into the vampire hunter’s arts, the good doctor from Amsterdam is resurrected in three stories: Robert Bloch’s ‘The Undead’, Peter Haining’s own ‘The Beefsteak Room’ and Peter Tremayne’s finale, ‘My Name Upon The Wind’ (written especially for the anthology), a truly chilling tale in which Van Helsing  is transplanted to present-day Ireland.

Staking a persuasive claim for these unsung heroes of the night, THE VAMPIRE HUNTERS’ CASEBOOK is a collection to fire the imagination and curdle the blood; but one word of warning – only in daylight should it be opened

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